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Mum’s Purple Butterfly Appeal tribute to stillborn daughters

27 September 2022

A mother who tragically suffered two stillbirths has raised £1,037 in their memory to help other parents going through the same heartbreaking experience.

Neil’s club night raises the roof for NHS charity

23 September 2022

The family of a man who tragically died following a short battle with lung cancer hosted a club night in his memory.

Hospitals’ chief executive takes to the skies for charities

22 September 2022

Dr Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of both Barnsley Hospital and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trusts, is all set to take a leap of faith in his first ever tandem skydive.

UECC Careers Day - Saturday 24 September

20 September 2022

Come along to our careers day and learn about the different career paths available in our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC). On Saturday 24 September, the UECC team are opening their doors to discuss the various career opportunities available for nurses, paediatric nurses and healthcare sup

NHS and care staff in South Yorkshire preparing for Bank Holiday weekend

14 September 2022

NHS and care leaders in South Yorkshire are advising communities to take action ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend and are offering guidance of how to access services over the course of the weekend. People are advising communities to make sure they order and collect prescriptions or stock home med

On the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

08 September 2022

We are deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of everyone at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, we send our thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family. Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England, said:  “I know I speak on behalf of the whole NHS when I say how incredibly s

Brave soles sought for double charity challenge

07 September 2022

Health charities in Rotherham are joining forces for the first time to encourage fundraisers to brave a fearsome Fire Walk this autumn.

Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting

16 August 2022

You are invited to join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting on Tuesday 20 September at 5.30pm. Following the success of the last two Annual Members’ Meetings, we will once again be holding the event via Zoom to make it accessible to as many people as possible. 

Dr Richard Jenkins appointed Chief Executive on a substantive basis

12 August 2022

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is pleased to announce that Dr Richard Jenkins has been appointed Chief Executive on a substantive basis from 1 September 2022, alongside his existing role at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This partnership will benefit both Trusts and buil

Pitch perfect football match raises £1,000

11 August 2022

Celebrities gave their backing to a charity football match held to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity in memory of a Miller’s-mad dad.

NHS charity unveils new fundraising hub

11 August 2022

A new era has begun for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity following the opening of a new Charity Hub.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Awards

09 August 2022

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘Using Data to Connect Services’ category at this year’s prestigious HSJ Awards. The awards recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare and give providers the opportunity to showcase their achievements. 

Parking charges at Rotherham Community Health Centre

05 August 2022

From Monday 8 August, parking charges at Rotherham Community Health Centre are being reintroduced.  This is to help us control who is using the site and to keep spaces available for patients and visitors. As with parking charges at Rotherham Hospital, the charges remain at 2019 prices.  Full details, incl

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Proud Awards 2022

19 July 2022

It was an evening of celebration and elation at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Proud Awards last week. This year saw the return of the main event after two years of virtual awards ceremonies. With Covid-19 precautions in place, staff were able to celebrate each other’s achievements and ho

Special care inspires NHS charity donation

08 July 2022

Twin sisters who were cared for at Rotherham Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit have inspired a £2,000 charity donation.

Thrillseekers on a high after NHS charity skydive

24 June 2022

A magnificent team of seven daredevils took their fundraising to new heights when they completed a skydive to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

NHS charity funds extra special hugs for newborns

08 June 2022

Premature babies on the Special Care Baby Unit at Rotherham Hospital are being cared for with extra special hugs thanks to funding for new comforting sleeping aids.

The 2022 Proud Awards Shortlist

31 May 2022

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are once again set to celebrate the amazing work of colleagues throughout the hospital and community setting at the annual Proud Awards. It has been a record-breaking year with almost 500 nominations from colleagues and the public. We would like to thank ev

Pledge your support for cancer survivor’s 65-mile birthday challenge

26 May 2022

A keen walker is celebrating her 65th birthday in style by trekking 65 miles between the three local hospitals which helped her to beat blood cancer.

NHS charity supports kangaroo care for special babies

24 May 2022

Kangaroos and baby joeys were the inspiration for a special event celebrating the importance of skin to skin contact for parents and their newborns.

Skydivers take the plunge for NHS charity

23 May 2022

A team of daredevil fundraisers will be taking to the skies to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Join Rotherham’s brew crew to celebrate the NHS’ birthday

18 May 2022

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is encouraging people to raise a cuppa at the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July to help raise money for the incredible NHS.

Trust holds successful orthopaedics conference

13 May 2022

A conference held by the Trauma and Orthopaedics Department has been hailed a success with hundreds of delegates in attendance over the four days.   The free, one-day course, ‘Orthopaedics for Primary Care’, featured talks by our team of consultants with demonstrations of various techniques cov

Let there be music!

03 May 2022

Poorly youngsters are hitting the high notes at Rotherham Hospital thanks to a new partnership with musical duo Brightside Music.

Help shape the NHS South Yorkshire People and Communities Strategy

05 April 2022

What does good patient and public involvement look like? Help shape the NHS South Yorkshire People and Communities Strategy  The NHS in changing in 2022 to make sure everybody works together to provide the best care for everyone. How you receive your care, and where from is unlikely to change. The change is

A message from our Head of Midwifery, Sarah Petty and Interim Chief Nurse, Helen Dobson

01 April 2022

Following the publication of the second and final Ockenden Report into Maternity Services, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust would like to express our heartfelt condolences to all the families affected. Maternity Services in England are under a lot of scrutiny and surveillance, focusing on Materni

Nominate your healthcare hero in the 2022 Proud Awards

01 April 2022

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are calling on patients, carers and colleagues to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Trust’s 2022 Proud Awards.  The Proud Awards are an opportunity to recognise the vital work that goes on within the Trust, whether that is on the front line or

World TB Day

24 March 2022

Thursday 24 March is World TB Day.  Tuberculosis (TB) today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year, mostly in developing countries. TB is caused by a bacteria known as mycobacteria-tuberculosis. The most common symptoms of TB are a cough, fe

TB Nurse, Bethany Rose - one year on

24 March 2022

To mark World TB Day, we caught up with TB Nurse, Bethany Rose who joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) in March 2021. We found out what she's been up to and if she's still enjoying her new role, one year on. How have you found your first year as a TB Nurse at TRFT? Really good. I've had l

Patient Hub gives patients more control of their appointments

21 March 2022

A brand-new initiative to give patients more control of their appointments and reduce the number of ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) at clinics, has been launched at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.   Patient Hub  prompts patients, via text message or email, to access a secure online portal using key details suc

TB Specialist Nurse, Tracey, is blooming wonderful

17 March 2022

A husband and wife duo from Rotherham have decided to honour their Community Nurse by naming a newly-created flower after her. TB Specialist Nurse, Tracey Turton, has been looking after Marlene Willoughby since she developed TB in September 2019. Tracey would regularly make visits to Marlene’s home

Have you ever thought about becoming a Member of the Trust?

11 March 2022

Have you ever thought about becoming a Member of the Trust? The Trust is holding an engagement session on Thursday night for local people interested in learning more about becoming a Member of the Trust. The event will be held on the hospital site on Moorgate Road in the Lecture Theatre on 17 March from 5.30p

£7K donation boosts Purple Butterfly suite relocation project at Rotherham Hospital

09 March 2022

The legacy of a baby who was sadly stillborn will live on in a new Purple Butterfly suite at Rotherham Hospital, thanks to his family’s incredible fundraising.

Families unite to donate the gift of time to bereaved parents

08 March 2022

Parents who tragically lose a child will now be able to spend precious time with their loved ones following a donation from charity 4Louis.

Whiston in watercolours

07 March 2022

One of our colleagues has painted a beautiful picture of Whiston for the Whiston Suite, to brighten up the day for patients and staff alike.  Roger Hargreaves, Phlebotomist, said he painted the watercolour during the Covid period and brought it in to the hospital recently.  He said: “I thought it was

Clinical coders smash exams to boost team

07 March 2022

Two Clinical Coder Apprentices have passed their courses to become Trainee Clinical Coders, which is a first for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.  Hannah Webb and Kitty Jennings joined the Clinical Coding Team 18 months ago as Apprentice Clinical Coders on the Clinical Coding Level 3 Apprenticeship

Dive into 2022 for your local NHS charity!

04 March 2022

Daredevil fundraisers are being sought to take part in a skydive to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Visiting times to be extended at Rotherham Hospital

04 March 2022

From Monday 7 March, visiting hours across adult wards at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be extended.  Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, visiting hours have been restricted, and at times stopped altogether, however, the new hours will see visitors able to be with loved ones from 11am to 8pm, s

World Hearing Day - to hear for life, listen with care

03 March 2022

In recognition of World Hearing Day, the Ear Care and Audiology Service are raising awareness of the importance of safe listening as a means of hearing loss prevention and giving us some tips to protect our ears. It is estimated that over 11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing.  This

Choir hit the high notes for NHS charity

03 March 2022

Choir members have raised funds to the tune of £1,466 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Charity provides leaves for loved ones with new memory tree

28 February 2022

Relatives of those who have sadly lost at a loved one can now celebrate and remember their lives by funding an engraved leaf on the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s new memory tree.

Grab the opportunity to have a say in your Trust

25 February 2022

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you care about healthcare and want to get involved in the NHS?  You can do something by standing in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Governor Elections.  If you care about your local community and about the services the Trust provides to

Memorial dedicated to mum in a million

22 February 2022

The family of a woman who sadly died following a battle with Covid-19 have unveiled a beautiful new sculpture in her memory.

Patient Hub gives patients more control

17 February 2022

A brand-new initiative to give patients more control of their appointments and reduce the number of ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) at clinics, has been launched at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.   Patient Hub prompts patients, via text message or email, to access a secure online portal using key

Spreading the love for the NHS this Valentine’s Day

17 February 2022

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity helped to spread the love on Valentine’s Day by treating staff to chocolate cupcakes and a cuppa.

Rotherham Maternity Services celebrate fantastic survey results

15 February 2022

The Maternity team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating this week as results from the CQC’s 2021 Maternity Survey show they are ‘better than most trusts’ for Maternity Services. Women aged 16 and over, who had a baby in February 2021 were invited to take part in the survey

New visiting guidelines for Rotherham Hospital

14 February 2022

From Monday 14 February, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is reintroducing visitors to appropriate wards, with guidelines in place to help keep patients and staff safe. Visiting is open to all wards without Covid positive patients. Patients attending UECC are still asked to attend alone, with the

Share your views at our Public Panel

08 February 2022

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is looking for service users to offer views on patient experience and help make services work better for local people at our next Public Panel event on Tuesday 15 February. This month's event will look at what it is like to live with a long-term condition.   Made up o

Trust to host conference on Trauma and Orthopaedics

27 January 2022

The Trust’s Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics is hosting a conference in May 2022, Orthopaedics for Primary Care.   The free one-day course will run for four days from 9-12 May, 2022, and will cover the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions including:   Specific for GPs and Phys

NHS charity launches survey to shape play area redevelopment

13 January 2022

Thanks to a bumper month of festive fundraising the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is one step closer to refurbishing the Children’s Ward play area - now we need your help to shape how it looks.

Sensory boxes to soothe the senses of hospital patients

07 January 2022

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has funded sensory boxes filled with resources to help patients feel relaxed as they wait for their treatment.

Santa Joggers and super sweaters raise cash for kids at Christmas

05 January 2022

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is one step closer to funding the refurbishment of the Children’s Ward outdoor play area thanks to a bumper month of festive fundraising.

Visiting suspended at Rotherham Hospital

31 December 2021

Visiting within adult inpatient wards at Rotherham Hospital is being temporarily suspended with immediate effect due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the local community. Rotherham currently has the highest community infection rate in South Yorkshire, and one of the highest across York

Rotherham Backs Breastfeeding

23 December 2021

The Trust’s Infant Feeding Team is launching a campaign in March 2022 to raise awareness across Rotherham of the importance of breastfeeding and to make feeding in public easier for new parents.  Anxiety around feeding in public is a significant barrier to breastfeeding, and this campaign is designed to s

Alcohol team to expand with outreach programme

22 December 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Alcohol Liaison Team has been awarded funding from NHS England to develop an outreach team for those people who need it most across Rotherham. The jobs, which include four outreach support worker roles, are hoped to be filled in the New Year.  The new Community O

Day in the life of a Research Nurse

16 December 2021

Cheryl Graham is a newly appointed research nurse at the Trust, whose job is to support the research team by finding participants who are currently in the hospital.   The Trust is working on a number of studies ranging from pneumonia treatments to oxygen usage.   We caught up with Cheryl

Rotherham Hospital implements new visiting guidelines to keep patients safe this winter

10 December 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has introduced new guidance for visitors to help keep patients and staff safe. Anybody visiting a loved one in the hospital is advised to obtain a negative lateral flow test, at home, on each day that they plan to visit. This is to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 an

Sisters donate Christmas stocking fillers to Children’s Ward

10 December 2021

Generous sisters have donated sensory toys to make youngsters being cared for on the Children’s Ward at Rotherham Hospital smile this Christmas.

Join our Public Panel and help make our services work better for local people

02 December 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is looking for service users to join its Public Panel, to offer views on patient experience and help make services work better for local people.   Made up of patients, carers and the general public, the Public Panel will advise the Trust of their lived experience of hospital

TB Specialist Nurse, Tracey Turton, accepted into Queen's Nursing Institute

02 December 2021

TB Specialist Nurse and Service Lead, Tracey Turton is delighted to have been successful in her application to become a member of the Queen's Nursing Institute. This means Tracey is now invited to join the network of Queen's Nurses, who are committed to providing the highest standards of care whilst striving fo

S Club 7 star unveils new memorial bench

29 November 2021

Jo O’Meara, member of pop band S Club 7, made a surprise appearance at Rotherham Hospital on Friday 26 November to unveil a very special memorial bench.  The bench is in memory of UECC Health Care Assistant, Adele Sheppard, a much-loved friend and colleague who sadly passed away earlier this year. Adele’

Breathing Space choir restarts for ‘giddy’ singers

29 November 2021

Breathing Space has kick-started its popular choir again after almost two years.   The choir, which is designed to help people with chronic respiratory conditions, has been a feature of Breathing Space for years but was forced to stop in 2020 due to Covid-19.   The Breathing Space choir is made up

Well done to mature students Stephanie and Sonia!

29 November 2021

Two members of the Trust’s Integrated Rapid Response Team have graduated from Sheffield Hallam University.   Sonia Astbury, 64, and Stephanie Bower, 53, both Clinical Support Workers, completed their Foundation Degrees in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner).   The

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Proud Awards 2021

24 November 2021

Colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust had cause for celebration on Friday as they enjoyed their annual Proud Awards.  The awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the individuals and teams within the Trust who consistently go over and above to deliver outstanding care and support t

Fundraisers urged to make the world better with a sweater this Christmas

23 November 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging fundraisers to celebrate the festive season in style by wearing their silliest sweaters for Christmas Jumper Day.

World Prematurity Day event a roaring success

19 November 2021

Up to 100 parents and children attended the Big Apple play centre in Rotherham to celebrate World Prematurity Day with our team from the Rotherham NHS Foundations Trust’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).  There were purple balloons, table covers and special gifts for children who attended the buzzing play

World Prematurity Day 2021

16 November 2021

This World Prematurity Day we wanted to introduce some of the tiny patients who are currently in our Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and getting stronger by the day thanks to the care from their amazing parents along with our teams. Read more on our Facebook page . Baby Theo and mum, Emma “All of the

Charity challenges Santa’s helpers to raise cash for kids this Christmas

15 November 2021

Festive fundraisers are being encouraged to walk, jog, run or cycle 5K to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity this Christmas.

Top of the list for Trust’s reporting service

12 November 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Radiography Team have been named top service in the country for reporting.     Model Hospital data for 2020/21 show that the service is once again the top hospital in the UK for the percentage of plain film reports produced by radiographers. The data are an NHS Impr

Let's play for World Prematurity Day

12 November 2021

  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is celebrating World Prematurity Day on Wednesday November 17 by inviting parents and former patients to a play area for a day of fun.   World Prematurity Day is a chance to celebrate those miracle babies who were born early

Honouring the fallen on Armistice Day

11 November 2021

On Thursday we came together in the memorial garden to reflect on the service of our armed forces, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities.  Chaplain Hannah Prosser opened the service before Executive Medical Director, Callum Gardner, recited ‘In Flanders Fields’ by

Sexual Health Services Contract Renewed

08 November 2021

Following their recent commendation at the BMJ Awards, the Integrated Sexual Health team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust now have more to celebrate after winning the contract with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to be the provider for all sexual health services in the borough.  As sexual he

Proud Awards 2021 Shortlist

08 November 2021

There’s been cause for celebration for staff at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust following the announcement of the shortlist for their annual Proud Awards.   The awards celebrate the individuals and teams within the Trust who consistently go over and above to deliver outstanding care and support to

Hospital memorial garden set for a glorious Spring

27 October 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is marking the first anniversary of its memorial garden by transforming virtual flowers into real life blooms.

Midwives on a mission to make mamas more aware

26 October 2021

Midwives at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces with the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to ensure expectant mothers have access to key health information needed to support them through pregnancy.

Lighting up for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

13 October 2021

The Trust marked Baby Loss Awareness Week with a live-streamed memorial service at the hospital Chapel last Saturday. The Hospital entrance was also lit up in pink and blue to signify the special week.  During Baby Loss Awareness Week, from 9-15 October, we remember all the little ones who have sadly d

Rotherham Community Matron Is A Health Hero

13 October 2021

Associate Community Matron for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Cerise Stubbings, is over the moon to have been nominated as a Daily Mail Health Hero!  Cerise found out recently that she has been shortlisted to the final seven, thanks to a joint nomination from two families who she has worked extensiv

Sexual Health Team ‘Highly Commended’ in “Oscars of the medical world”

07 October 2021

The Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Service has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the BMJ Awards 2021 for their submission in the Women’s Health category.   Dr Nadi Gupta, Consultant in Sexual Health at the Trust, submitted a project to the BMJ Awards earlier this year, which looked at Long-Acting Revers

Marking Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

01 October 2021

The Trust will be marking Baby Loss Awareness Week this year with a live-streamed memorial at the hospital Chapel, which will be led by the Chaplaincy office.  Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9-15 October, is a chance to remember all the little ones who have sadly died over the year, and from previous years.

Watch the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting

01 October 2021

Our Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 28 September and was held online again this year.  The meeting was an opportunity for members of the public, colleagues and our partners to receive an update on the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during the last financial year, 2020/21.  A number

One-day course hosted by Trauma and Orthopaedics

01 October 2021

The Trust’s Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics is hosting a conference in May 2022 called ‘Orthopaedics for primary care’.   The free one-day course will run for four days from 9-12 May, 2022, and will cover the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions including:  

Fundraisers show their steel spirit at Sheffield Half Marathon

29 September 2021

Thousands of runners turned out to celebrate the return of the iconic Run for All Sheffield Half Marathon after a two year break, including five Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity fundraisers.

People in Rotherham are encouraged to leave families certain for Organ Donation Week

20 September 2021

This Organ Donation Week (20 to 26 September) NHS Blood and Transplant and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are calling on people to talk to their families about organ donation and leave them certain about their decision.    Over 470,000 people in South Yorkshire are already on the NHS Organ Donor R

Fundraisers inspired by cancer survivor hit the road for charities

17 September 2021

A coach company with a big heart celebrated a colleague successfully beating cancer by organising a fundraising trip to the seaside.

Celebrity football match raises thousands in memory of Millers fan

13 September 2021

A pitch perfect football match was held in memory of a sports-mad dad to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting 2021

10 September 2021

The Trust is holding its Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on 28 September at 5.30pm.  The meeting will be held virtually again this year to keep our patients and staff safe from the spread of Covid-19 and making it more accessible for members of the public. The session will feature a summary of the

An open letter from Dr Richard Jenkins, Interim CEO

09 September 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Rotherham have shown our colleagues a huge amount of support and we are extremely grateful for this. While restrictions have eased, we still need your support. Health services are currently very busy which means waiting times may be longer and appointments

Skydivers show there’s no limit to their fundraising

09 September 2021

Daredevil sisters Amanda Haynes and Callie Drabble took a huge leap of faith when they completed a 14,000ft skydive to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Rotherham Hospital joins #InWithTheBins campaign

31 August 2021

We are proud to be supporting the #InWithTheBins campaign by installing sanitary bins in men’s toilet cubicles throughout Rotherham Hospital. The campaign, pioneered by ‘Trans Man Talks’ founder Quinn Pearse Brown, aims to increase the provision of sanitary bins for trans men and non-binary people who st

Respect – it works both ways

25 August 2021

Colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are asking members of the public to treat each other and healthcare staff with respect as Covid restrictions are eased. Visiting healthcare services can lead to heightened emotions as people are worried, scared or upset, but this can sometimes lead to discr

Physiotherapist returns from Olympics trip

24 August 2021

A physiotherapist at the Trust has returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a stint working with some of the top athletes in the world. Brian Gilmore, who took the long trip to Japan to work as a Doping Control Officer, is usually a member of the Trust’s Community Hospital Admission Avoidan

‘Further recognition of the Trust’s digital journey’

24 August 2021

The Trust’s Director of Health Informatics has been elected to a UK-wide Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisory Panel.  James Rawlinson was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel for a two-year term, making up a total of 12 NHS digital leaders.  The Panel is part of the Digital Health Network and is

Greengrocers set up shop at Rotherham Hospital

24 August 2021

Rotherham Hospital recently partnered with local greengrocers, K.D Davis & Sons, to provide staff and visitors the opportunity to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables whilst on site.  The stall, located at the Main Entrance to the hospital, will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 5.00am un

It’s time to show you’re Proud of our healthcare heroes

24 August 2021

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2021 Proud Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver fir

Community health services invite you to their fresh air fayre

20 August 2021

Community health services run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are hosting an open air fayre to promote the diverse range of services the NHS has to offer the people of Rotherham. Health care professionals from a number of services, including Diabetes, Ear Care and Audiology, Heart Failure, Spe

Cancer survivor celebrates by thanking NHS staff

19 August 2021

A cancer patient has provided a lasting legacy to the hospital which cared for him by donating £2,000 to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Colleague has chapter published in prestigious handbook

19 August 2021

One of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Nurse Consultants has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing.  Jacqui Pollington, Respiratory Nurse Consultant who is based at Breathing Space, reviewed and updated a chapter on oxygen therapy.  Breathing Space is a dedicated servic

Sexual Health Team shortlisted in the BMJ Awards 2021

19 August 2021

We’re delighted to announce that our Integrated Sexual Health Service has been shortlisted for the BMJ Awards 2021 (Women’s Health category). The team have been invited to a 25-minute virtual judging slot on 23 September where they will meet the judges and present their Long-Acting Reversible Contr

Celebrating home births in Rotherham

17 August 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwifery Teams celebrated Home Birth Day on 6 June.  The number of home births in Rotherham is rising every year and Home Birth Day was a chance to highlight this increasingly popular choice as well as the fantastic teams who support the women who choose this opti

Fundraiser conquers the Devil for NHS charity

02 August 2021

A 76-year-old walker showed that age really is just a number when she tackled the 96-mile West Highland Way to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

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